Compare 2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 2008 BMW 5-Series

2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2008 BMW 5-Series
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2-Door Coupe RWD E350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $44,686 $48,050
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $50,824 $54,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $79,748 $85,750
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4-Door Sedan RWD 528i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,686
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,050
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$743 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
48.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 113.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.7 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 37.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/40R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3683 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System
SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 230 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42/2.23 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.66
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-arm Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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